Boat & Aviation Accident Attorneys
Unfortunately, boating accidents and airplane accidents in Palm Beach, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Jupiter, and in the State of Florida are common. Often drinking alcohol and boating go hand in hand and can lead to catastrophic injuries, and fatalities. In Florida, almost anyone can rent a boat for the day and be a liability driving it as the captain. Why? Because they may be unfamiliar with the waterways, boat mechanics, and even the boat should sometimes need troubleshooting. Likewise, many in Florida have planes as toys. If the plane malfunctions or the driver or pilot is not equipped to troubleshoot issues while flying the plane, the plane may crash. These scenarios can lead to accidents and serious bodily injuries. Boating accidents and aviation crashes are quite common in Florida. If you have been injured in a boating accident, or aviation aircraft accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A Palm Beach County boat and aviation accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz can help.
Florida Boating Accidents & Plane Crashes
Collision with another vessel or another aircraft often leads to catastrophic injuries and death. Statistics show that many of the boating accidents in Florida that resulted in serious bodily harm or death was alcohol-related. Usually those that are involved with deadly boating accidents and airplane crashes lack the proper boater or pilot education. These cases can be complex with multiple different insurance policies to consider, including umbrella policies to seek compensation for damages, injury, and harm.
What to Do If You’re Involved in a Boating Crash or Aircraft Accident in Florida?
If you’re involved in a boating accident or airplane crash in Florida you should stay at the scene of the accident until the police, law enforcement, and medical help arrive unless it would put you or anyone else in more danger. Florida law states you must exchange information with anyone injured in the accident, like your name, address, and identifying boat number, plane number, insurance information, and file a proper police report or incident report. If you do not do this, you could be criminally liable for a hit and run. You must also report the accident if it resulted in a death or disappearance of a person; an injury requiring medical attention beyond first aid; or property damage to boat or plane of $2,000 or more.
Boat accidents and plane accidents should be reported to law enforcement where the accident occurred or the police department where the accident occurred. Properly handling and reporting a boating accident or airplane accident is important, not only to avoid penalties but also to preserve evidence of a personal injury claim and document negligence. A personal injury attorney with experience will look at your boat accident police report or aviation accident incident report to see how it may affect your case. It is important to hire a personal injury lawyer to guide you through your injuries and help you strategize medical bills and financial recovery. These are murky waters!
Contact the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz if You’ve Been Hurt in a Florida Boating Accident or Plane Crash
With different rules and regulations applying to boat operation, aviation operation, and even different laws, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you navigate this unchartered territory. Boating accident injury claims, for example, must be handled differently than car accident and truck accident claims. At the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz, our personal injury lawyers have specific experience representing victims of boating accidents and aviation plane crashes in Florida. Hire a Florida personal injury lawyer for legal advice and aggressive representation right away. The longer you wait to hire an attorney, the harder it is to preserve evidence and strategize results. The best results come when you strategize with a personal injury lawyer as soon as the accident and injury occur. After you call 9-1-1, Call Carissa Kranz.